Pre-Professional Ballet Programs

The Pre-Professional Ballet Program at Central Utah Ballet is designed by nationally-renowned instructor and director, Jennie Creer-King. This program is a well-rounded ballet program that introduces students to instruction, technique, & comprehensive skills to support professional pursuit, college programs, and more.

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Pre-Professional Ballet Programs

Central Utah Ballet has created a professional trainee ballet program to simulate a college and professional ballet experience. Each student will train in classical ballet technique, contemporary, modern, flamenco, character, ballet repertoire, learn re-staged classical ballets, experience the creative process of diverse choreographers, and perform in front of a live audience. Dancers will work directly with Jennie Creer-King, as well as nationally and internationally recognized instructors from Utah and across the country.

Dancers must audition and will be placed in the Junior Company or Senior Company. Dancers selected will have combined classes and performance as well as opportunities specific to their company.

Dancers in Pre-Professional Ballet Program Performing with One Dancer in Tutu being Held Up in Air by 3 Dancers

Pre-Professional Ballet Junior Company (by audition) 14 hours a week

Class Day Time Instructor Studio
Ballet Technique Monday 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Jessica Thompson Studio A
Contemporary Tuesday 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Lindsay Folkman Studio A
Ballet Technique  Tuesday 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Wilson Domingues Studio A
Pointe/Rehearsal Tuesday 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Jennie Creer-King Studio A
Ballet Technique Wednesday 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Jessica Thompson Studio A
Ballet Technique Thursday 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Wilson Domingues Studio A
Ballet Technique Saturday 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Jennie Creer-King Studio A
Rehearsal Saturday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM TBD Studio A

Pre-Professional Ballet Junior Company (by audition) 14 hours a week

Ballet Technique      Mon & Wed    7:00-9:00 PM
Contemporary          Tuesday          4:00-5:30 PM
Ballet Technique      Tuesday          5:30-7:00 PM
Pointe/Rehearsal     Tuesday          7:00-8:00 PM
Ballet Technique      Thursday        7:00-8:30 PM
Ballet Technique      Saturday         8:30-10:00 AM
Rehearsal                  Saturday         10:00-1:00 PM

Pre-Professional Ballet Senior Company (by audition) 16.5 hours a week

Class Day Time Instructor Studio
Ballet Technique Monday 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Jennie Creer-King Studio B
Ballet Technique Tuesday 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Sharee Lane Studio B
Contemporary Tuesday 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Lindsay Folkman Studio B
Contemporary Rehearsal Tuesday 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Lindsay Folkman Studio B
Ballet Technique Wednesday 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Jennie Creer-King Studio B
Ballet Technique Thursday 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Jennie Creer-King Studio B
Pointe Thursday 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Jennie Creer-King Studio B
Rehearsal/Repertoire Thursday 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Jessica Thompson Studio B
Ballet Technique Saturday 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Shani Robinson Studio B
Rehearsal Saturday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM TBD Studio B

 

Pre-Professional Ballet Senior Company (by audition) 16.5 hours a week

Ballet Technique                  Mon & Wed    7:00-9:00 PM
Ballet Technique                  Tues & Thur   4:00-5:30 PM
Contemporary                      Tuesday          5:30-7:00 PM
Contemporary Rehearsal   Tuesday          7:00-8:00 PM
Ballet Technique                  Thursday        4:00-5:30 PM
Pointe                                    Thursday        5:30-6:30 PM
Rehearsal/Repertoire         Thursday        6:30-8:00 PM
Ballet Technique                  Saturday        10:00-11:30 AM
Rehearsal                              Saturday        11:30-2:30 PM

Junior Company Dress Code

Women

  • Natalie Adult Microfiber Pinch Front Leotard (N8808)
  • Hair must be worn in a classical bun or french braids secured to the head for short hair.
  • Students will alternate between black and eggplant leotards, pink seamless tights, pink technique shoes and pointe shoes. No skirts allowed in class, minimal jewelry, and warm- ups allowed as needed.
      • Monday/Wednesday: Black
      • Tuesday/Thursday: Eggplant
      • Saturday: Free Day

Discount Dance Link: Natalie Adult Microfiber Pinch Front Leo

Men

  • Black slim fitting crew neck t-shirt
  • Black footed tights
  • Students need to wear a slim black fitting dance t-shirt (non-cotton and no logos), black footed tights, and black technique shoes.
  • Hair must be well kept, out of the eyes, and please wear a dance belt. Warm-ups allowed as needed.

Men’s Tights: Mens Footed Tights

Men’s Shirts: Men’s Fitted T-Shirt

Pictured: Block Men’s Footed Tight M607 and Block Men’s Fitted T-Shirt MT008

Senior Company Dress Code

Women

  • Natalie Adult Microfiber Pinch Front Leotard (N8808)
  • Hair must be worn in a classical bun or french braids secured to the head for short hair.
  • Students will alternate between black and red leotards, pink seamless tights, pink technique flats and pointe shoes. No skirts allowed in class, minimal jewelry, and warm- ups allowed as needed.
    • Monday/Wednesday: Black
    • Tuesday/Thursday: Red
    • Saturday: Free Day

Discount Dance Link: Natalie Adult Microfiber Pinch Front Leo

Men

  • Black slim fitting crew neck t-shirt
  • Black footed tights
  • Students need to wear a slim black fitting dance t-shirt (non-cotton and no logos), black footed tights, and black technique shoes.
  • Hair must be well kept, out of the eyes, and please wear a dance belt. Warm-ups allowed as needed

 

Pictured: Block Men’s Footed Tight M607 and Block Men’s Fitted T-Shirt MT008

Fees

Registration Fee $25 (free before July 15)

Performance Fee $250 due at registration

White Practice Tutu (Senior Company Only) $250

Monthly Tuition

Junior Company $400/10-Month Program

Senior Company $450/10-Month Program

More About Central Utah Ballet’s Pre-Professional Ballet Program

Central Utah Ballet’s Pre-Professional Ballet Program was designed by renowned instructor and director, Jennie Creer-King. The program is based on years of experience, training, and career programs from some of the most successful dancers in the industry. Dancers will master classical ballet technique while becoming proficient in a variety of supplemental dance techniques that will strengthen their skills and resumes.

Dancers will be able to meet and work with many well-known instructors, career ballerinas, and other successful ballet professionals. These professionals give a unique view and inside look to preparing for a professional ballet career or seeking college scholarships and other opportunities.

In addition to ballet technique and instruction, pre-professional ballet program students will participate in workshops to build life skills that will supplement their career success. This includes topics such as resume-building, nutrition, audition tips, and more.